Recently Reduced Lake Highlands Cottage Has Over 2,500 Square Feet of Renovations

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9427 Arborhill AThe Forest Meadows neighborhood at the north end of Lake Highlands is growing in popularity. Its winding, tree-lined streets are lined with homes from the 1960s and 1970s with big, green lawns. The area feels like a friendly place.

Almost all of the land that today comprises Forest Meadow was purchased by pioneer settlers from Kentucky in 1849. It was farmland for many years and in the late 1960s, development began.

Our Thursday Three Hundred is located at 9427 Arborhill Dr., near Forest Lane and Abrams Road. Built in 1970, this home has 2,595 square feet, four bedrooms, and three full bathrooms.lake highlands cottageAlthough Forest Meadows is part of Dallas, it falls within Richardson ISD. The area is also close to the Forest Lane DART Rail Station, and Harry S. Moss Park, which gives access to the White Rock Creek Trail.

This home was recently renovated with lots of stylish features, like a master bathroom with dual sinks, new fixtures, a walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet.

This house is listed by Larry Jeffery with Keller Williams Central for $349,900, reduced Nov. 5 from $359,000.

lake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottageBeams and a vaulted ceiling define the two living rooms and formal dining room, which have gorgeous hardwood floors, fresh paint, and a polished look. A new, contemporary front door leads into the front living room and dining room—formal spaces are out of vogue right now, but these rooms show great function and a crisp aesthetic.

The second living room shines, with cathedral ceilings with dark wood beams, a brick double fireplace, a wall of built-in cabinets, and freshly painted paneling that adds architectural interest to the space. lake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottageThe galley kitchen is renovated to include granite countertops, modern light pendants, recessed lights, a glass backsplash, and new stainless steel appliances. There’s so much cabinet space in the kitchen and nearby breakfast room. lake highlands cottagelake highlands cottagelake highlands cottage9427 Arborhill Q9427 Arborhill R 9427 Arborhill S 9427 Arborhill T 9427 Arborhill U 9427 Arborhill WThe master bedroom and its bathroom are completely redone, and feels open and bright. The room itself is 18-by-12, with French doors going out to backyard patio and large backyard. The master bathroom has a walk-in closet, dual sinks, a linen closet, medicine closet, and new fixtures. A newly tiled separate shower has large ceramic tile and a shower nook with the same glass tile as the kitchen backsplash.

The other three bedrooms and two bathrooms are also updated and move-in ready. All of the four bedrooms have carpet, which is in new. One of the bedrooms has a large built-in desk and shelves.9427 Arborhill x9427 Arborhill YLarge shade trees in the backyard appear to be keeping grass from growing in the area—they might need a good trim. A patio is covered with a pergola and has a brick wall surrounding it. It’s a space with a lot of potential, and a new-ish fence.

Looking at nine recent neighborhood comps, this home is priced at the second highest price per square foot at $134. The other nine range from $92 to $144 per square foot (median and average are both $125). It has a lot of renovations not found in some of those other homes, and is turnkey. It has already had one $9,100 price reduction. Do you think it will see another? Or is it priced right at $349,900?


Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for

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